ST. STEPHEN’S IN FINE VOICE AT SINGING FESTIVAL
On March 20th & 21st, it was the Richmond Music Trust Singing Festival at the Rose Theatre in Kingston. More than 1000 primary school children from more than 40 schools took part over the course of the festival. St. Stephen’s sang our part of the concert with 13 school groups on Wednesday afternoon, rounding off the day as the final ‘act’.
All the schools sang together for selected songs and others were performed by a choir made up of two school groups. The groups songs were: On the Road (Keane); Am I Wrong (Nico & Vinz); and Something Wild (from the film Pete’s Dragon).
The 34 St Stephen’s children were joined on stage by a similar number from St Mary’s Twickenham to form a choir that performed Go the Distance (from Disney film Hercules) and We Know the Way (from the film Moana), before the finale with all the schools – Never Give Up (from the film Lion).
It was a varied programme. Songs performed by the other schools included: California Dreamin’ (Mamas and Papas); Going Underground (The Jam); The 59th Street Bridge Song-Feelin’ Groovy (Simon and Garfunkel); and, of course given the theme (below), We Are Off to See the Wizard. RMT Primary Singing Festival is annual event and has been going since 2000. This year’s theme was “Are we Nearly There Yet?”
Mrs Young put in some tremendous hard work with the choir in the lead up to the concert. They were led on the day by Mr Munn and Miss Cooper.